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Video Shows Cacti Being Bulldozed at National Monument During Border Wall Construction

New video shows protected saguaro cacti at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona being destroyed by bulldozers preparing the site for construction of President Trump’s border wall.

Kevin Dahl, the senior program manager for the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)in Arizona, shot footage of the iconic saguaro cacti — known for growing more than three arms — being moved by bulldozers.

Dahl told news site Earther that the construction crews were knocking down desert plants and collecting them into piles when he visited the park last week.

The Army Corps of Engineers released a video last month saying that the saguaros and other types of cacti were being relocated to another area considered part of their natural habitat.

Read more at The Hill

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